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The Fairview Branch will be presenting their first ever ‘Your Story’ Project this week as part of a Moth inspired storytelling night. Seating is limited and free tickets will be available thirty minutes before performance. Event takes place on Mar....
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Hello, Santa Monica.  In the off chance you’ve not stopped by the Main Library and met me, my name is Jennifer and I’m one of the newer Librarians at Santa Monica Public Library.  I love my job and getting to...
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Santa Monica, California – For the seventh year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries. The Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service 2016 ratings, announced...
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In California almost one out of ten Spanish speaking immigrants never had the opportunity to learn to read and write in their native language. Los Angeles County hosts twelve percent (222,230) of Spanish-speaking adult immigrants (American Community Survey 2009-2011). These...
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After ten years as a public librarian, I thought I knew what it meant to be outward. I’m a librarian and a civil servant. Connecting with members of the community is a large part of my job. I do it...
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I wanted to share with you  a profile in LA Parent Magazine of Ocean Park Branch Youth Services Librarian Julia Casas. The writer was impressed by the efforts Julia makes to highlight books about diverse characters as both a “mirror”...
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It still feels like August in the Sahara Desert outside, but summer, and with it year two of our beachside pop-up library series, SMPL at the Beach, are officially over. Over the course of five pop-ups we had 1,038 visitors,...
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Summer reading for adults is becoming a new tradition for the Library.  This year, which was only the fourth year, 524 adults signed up for the “Exercise Your Mind”-themed summer reading program and took away a nifty tote bag, exercise...
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The Library’s summer reading program has been an annual tradition for 86 years.  Part fun, part lifelong learning, and part “summer slide” prevention, the 2016 program attracted 4,929 children and teens, and challenged them to keep track of minutes read...
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On Saturday, July 16th we had the grand re-opening celebration for the Fairview Branch Library.  About 450 people came to this library throughout the day for a welcome ceremony with speeches by Mayor Tony Vazquez, City Manager Rick Cole, and...
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